Chesney Hearst of The Rio Times is reporting that the deadline for Americans living in Brazil to register for the U.S. Presidential election is September 10, 2012. Many voters abroad erroneously believe that if they have registered to vote in previous years, then they are eligible to vote in this year’s presidential election. According to The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, Americans living abroad have to re-register each year. The “Move Act” was enacted in 1986 and expanded in 2009 “to provide greater protections for service members, their families and other overseas citizens,” according to the Department of Justice’s website. There are several organizations that assist American citizens living abroad on voting: VoteFromAbroad.org, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and Republicans Abroad. The votes can be submitted electronically (website, email or fax) or turned in at the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy.
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